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Helichrysum petiolare

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The Helichrysum Petiolare is an indigenous, shrubby plant with woolly, grey leaves and an untidy, cascading habit. It is significant because of its immense value as a filler plant in mixed hanging baskets and pots, where it lends an element of contrasting softness.

It bears heads of small, cream-coloured flowers in late summer and autumn. Left to grow unchecked it can attain a height of 60cm and spreads to two metres wide. Many hybrid forms abound, including some with variegated foliage, gold foliage and small leaves. It tolerates moderate frost.